National Register of Historic Places in Napa County

National Register #79000506: Soscol House in Napa, California 26 November 2010
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National Register #79000506
Soscol House
1011 Soscol Ferry Road

A plaque by the main entrance reads:

Soscol House - 1855

Built by Elijah True at the junction of the county road from Napa city and the Old Ferry Road, now Soscol, which served the Suscol ferry crossing at the Napa River west of here.

The thriving transportation center developed here from the stagecoach and wagon traffic was called Suscol; taking that name from the Patwin Indian village site located on the banks of Suscol Creek east of this place at State Highway No. 29.

Moved March 1978 to this site and refurbishing completed by H.&M. Carroll, December 1979.

Dedicated by Sam Brannan Chapter 1004
E Clampus Vitus
March 19, 1983

In his book, California Place Names, Erwin G. Gudde notes that the name Soscol was derived from the name of a Patwin Indian village with multiple transliterations into Englsh including Soscal and Suscol. Why the Clampers used both spellings on their commemorative plaque is not clear to me.

When we photographed the Soscol House in 2010, it was open to the public as the Villa Romano restaurant.

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